Don Martine is a sports car racer and engine restorer. Don has lived on Ocean View Boulevard in Pacific Grove for over 35 years. Don has held numerous leadership positions including city councilman, chairman of the Beautification Committee, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce and was awarded Citizen of the Year. Don has been nationally recognized for his skills in management and is the founding president of the California Association of Bed and Breakfast Inns (CABBI) and is a member of the California Hotel and Lodging Association Hall of Fame. Don’s vast collections of antiques are on display at the Inn and are free for all customers to enjoy. Don has an excellent track record for providing exceptional service to his guests and he and Anne welcome you to experience the Inn for yourself.
Anne Ross, Director of Events/Sales, is originally from New York, has traveled extensively throughout the USA and called five states "home" before settling on the Monterey Peninsula.
Anne is the former Marketing Assistant of a highly esteemed food and wine consultancy firm in New York. She later applied her marketing and management skills to the Housing Industry where she was a certified Occupancy Specialist focusing on affordable housing for Seniors.
Anne's desire was to meld her food and beverage and property management background into a viable position with an elegant Inn on the Monterey Peninsula.
We at the Martine Inn believe she has gracefully accomplished her objective. A Charter Member and current Membership chair of the Cannery Row Monterey Rotary Club, Anne is a past president of the Monterey Chapter of LeTip International; she has also served on the Board of Directors for Ensemble Monterey Chamber Orchestra, www.ensemblemonterey.org and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Anne has the professional skills, calm demeanor and desire to turn any event into a truly memorable experience.
Ismael Vizcaya Diaz, Chef, was born and raised in Mexicali, in Baja California. He attended the University of Baja California for only one semester before he got married and moved to California in 1978.
Ismael currently volunteers at different schools and urban community centers sharing his talent and enthusiasm for the game of chess. He recently earned a Black Belt in Taekwondo and helps students throughout the state master self defense.
After living in Lake Tahoe for several years and working at Harvey's as a prep chef, Ismael went back to Mexico for one year before settling in Salinas in 1987. He has worked at Martine Inn for 22 years, preparing our gourmet breakfasts, hors d'oeuvres and spectacular dishes for weddings and special events.